Athena....Back in the DayFrontrunner for the award is likely Tilted Kilt owner Doreen Garrett who is just finishing up a stint as head of the Zoo Board. In addirtion to being a bar owner, Doreen owns a successful defense contractor based in Lyons Falls.
Oh, that nice lady, Lynn Pietroski who runs the Chamber, would also be a good candidate. There are always the usual suspects like heads of not-for-profits, bankers, college executives, health care czars and any number of government employees.
Not on the list are cops, roller derby players, nurses, waitresses, Wal-Mart clerks, enlisted folks, housewives, reporters, politicians, madams or pop music stars.
And by the way, the instructions for nomination leave the window slightly ajar for a man to get the Athena Award if they "forge paths of leadership for other women to follow." A lot of guys would be self conscious about the honor, so I wouldn't be quick to nominate anyone.